Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ April 19, 2021

8th Grade Graduation

This past Friday, school administration shared a "Save the Date" for 8th grade graduation to take place on June 2, with a June 3 rain date. Unlike our recent annual ceremonies, the event this year will take place at OGS on our outdoor fields. While Libertyville High School District administration allowed us access to their outdoor field, we were not able to hold the event on our preferred dates, would need to share the date with another middle school, and would not have the same level of capacity for parents to attend as we would at OGS.

OGS administration, teachers and staff have begun planning for the graduation ceremony and are taking great steps to ensuring this evening is special for all! We will have an option for students and family members to view the event virtually, if it is their preference to not attend in person.

We will continue to send updates on our planning through the OG News. Please keep an eye out for further information to come.

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year

Based on recent health guidance (March, 2021) from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), we are planning for a full return to in-person learning this fall. The guidance allows for students to be in-person learning with a minimum distance of 3 feet between desks. Classrooms at OGS provide 4-5 feet of distance between desks when at full capacity. We do expect some level of mitigations to still be in place when we return to school in August, such as mask wearing and six feet social distance when eating. More guidance from IDPH and ISBE will be coming in the future weeks.

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin next week! Please keep an eye out for your log-in information to be sent to you the morning of April 26 via email.

OGS administration will be conducting a webinar in late May for all families to give a preview of daily operations and programming for the next school year.

All incoming Kindergarten and 6th Grade Parents

Please visit our website for information on state requirements regarding physicals and immunizations needed prior to entering the fall 2021 semester.




Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

With spring in full effect and the end of the school year insight, we all need to rally our strength to finish the school year strong. Here are four tips to try and help navigate the end of the school year from Scholastic Parents Toolkit.

  1. Supply Check-In: At this time of year, pencils may be shorter, markers may be dull and crayons are missing. Now is a good time to check in with your student to see what supplies need to be updated or refreshed to get that “new school supply” feeling which may help them feel excited to keep learning.

  2. Model a Positive Outlook: Your kids are listening to you. If you keep saying, “I wish it was summer already,” or “Why isn’t it summer yet?” then your student will mimic that language. Try and use phrases like, “Don’t slow down now, you’re on a roll,” or “Let’s sprint to the end!” to help them have a strong finish.

  3. Keep the Routine: It’s important to help your students maintain perseverance as a learner even in the face of being tired after a long and unique school year. Helping your student push through will help reinforce those characteristics of having strong grit.

  4. Establishing Goals: Setting one or two small realistic goals will help them push through the end of the school year. Having the ability to focus on “one step at a time” will help make the time pass faster while finishing on a positive note.

Oak Grove Honor Society

This year, members have had to get creative in the way we practice community service. From creating dog blankets, writing letters to veterans, building tiny houses, picking up trash and more, the OGS Honor Society has shown their devotion to our community. All of the members are expected to live up to the high standard of expectations, including leadership in and out of school, service to our community, high academic achievement, and finally character. As graduation approaches, pictures will be posted every week until the end of the school year, highlighting all the wonderful things members have completed. Congratulations to all of our current 8th grade members. Let's finish the year on a high note!

Isabella Abou-Chakra

Julia Abraham

Saira Abraham

Prem Acharya

Zackary Bennett

Max Butler

Celia Cathlina

Nicholas Dawson

Lena Dogadalski

Lilly Frantz

Brian Furlong

Lyn George

Daniela Gomez Anez

Shrivatsa Gottimukkala

Charlie Gretz

Kathleen Griffin

Callie Hill

Joshua Holst

Payton Howard

Madison Hughes

Usman Jaffer

Elise Jahnke

Caitlyn Jones

Vaidehi Khatavkar

Campbell Kuypers

Sophia Lund

Molly Lyon

Vitoria Martins Da Costa

Delaney McConnell

Madeline Merrild

Dakota Olson

Jason Osterman

Aayushee Patil

Hailey Phan

Evelyn Potsic

Ankita Ramachandran

Natalie Schlitt

Maryam Sellami

Mirabella Shridharani

Shreyas Srirama Chandra Moorthy

Clare Tippett

Mary Tunney

James Whittaker

Tyler Wilson

PTO News


Committee Chairs that we have open are: Family Fest, Holiday Halls Secret Shopping Village, Holiday Halls Pancake Breakfast, Ice Cream Socials, K-1 Social, Daddy Daughter Dance. Contact Katrina Treutelaar with any questions, or if you are interested, at katrinatreutelaar@me.com or 773-206-6002.


The Scholastic Book Fair is IN-PERSON May 3-11 with an Eagles @ Home night on May 5th (3:30-6 pm).

eWallet is now OPEN and accepting funds! For easy, cashless purchases, log in and set up your account today.

Check out the Virtual Backpack for more information, teacher gift certificates and eWallet cashless payment info. Feel free to contact Jen Tippett at ogsbookfair@gmail.com with any questions.


Oak Grove PTO would like to give a big Eagles Thank You to Shakou. What an amazing night. It was wonderful to see all of the Oak Grove families dining in and carrying out. We look forward to future fundraising events with them. Thank you to all the Oak Grove families for supporting our local business partnership and a BIG THANK YOU to Rachel Margelos and Jill Procop for all their planning!

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes